A student from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro came home for her lunch break last Saturday to find a strange man hiding in her closet.
The 30-year-old male has been identified as Andrew Clyde Swofford who already had, at the time of arrest, several outstanding charges against him including previous breaking and entering, larceny and failure to appear in court.
Andrew, who refers to himself as Drew, was found by the student wearing several of her clothes and holding a bag with more of her belongings in it.
How do you think she reacted to this weird (and slightly terrifying) incident?
When you go to clean out your cupboard after several years and find stuff that is 100% not yours. How the … did these things end up here?
— Hayley Fixler (@HayleyFixlerTV) February 4, 2019
Maddie told WFMY that she continued talking to Swofford after he replied from inside the closet. “Before I open the door — are you gonna do anything to me? Are you gonna do anything? And he’s like no, no, no,” she said.
“I could feel him starting to push the door open so I was like I guess I have to open the door,” she said. When she opened the door, she found Swofford “sitting on the floor, wearing her clothes. He had a bag full of her clothes, shoes, and socks.” She talked to him for about ten minutes and texted pictures of the situation to her boyfriend after Swofford begged her not to call the police.
According to WFMY, the man left as soon as Maddie’s boyfriend showed up and was picked up at a nearby gas station and booked into Guilford County Jail in lieu of $26,000 bond. Swofford was charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering as well as identity theft, larceny, possessing stolen goods, and failing to appear in court in connection with previous cases, reports BuzzFeed News.